When it comes to keeping your employees happy, you can start by making their workplace organized. No one enjoys working in an atmosphere of turmoil. The employee who has to dig through piles of papers to find the right folder will not be happy – or efficient.
The first rule of office organization is to have a clear workspace. That means you only have on your desk what you are working on that day. Some people think they need to have everything right on the desktop, but the truth is that becomes an unyielding pile very quickly. Find a home for all of your work – in folders, baskets, drawers, etc. Then pull out just want you need for the day.
Experts suggest that you have only one place for notes – those to-do lists, phone calls to make, etc. This is true whether those notes are stored electronically or on paper. Keep all notes in one place and don’t litter your work space with Post-it notes.
When it comes to office supplies, think about which ones you really use. Most people rarely use tape, but they use their stapler quite often. If that’s the case, put the tape dispenser in the drawer and the stapler on your desk. Inside your drawers, use organizers to keep like items together.
Think about if you’re left-handed or right-handed. Put the things you grab for, like the telephone, on the appropriate side.
Finally, at the end of the day, put everything away and start fresh the next day.
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Silver mesh desk organizers come in various sizes, which helps if you have a small desk. The concept is that you have one place where you can store a variety of things you need to keep at hand. This Silver Mesh Mini Wastecan Kit is a perfect all-in-one office essential with everything you need. It includes a garbage bin, pencil cup, and letter holder.
One answer is an outlet multiplier. It transforms a single outlet into six, letting you plug six devices into an outlet that would normally support just one. You no longer need power plugs or extension cords that could trip you up. It has two grounded outlets, one on top and one on bottom that can accommodate larger plugs. Just 3¼ inches by 6 inches high, the outlet multiplier comes in a set of two.
Gone are the days of ugly stainless steel file cabinets. With so much information now stored online, many offices don’t need that much storage. Instead, you can customize your file organizers depending on your taste and decor. Store your hanging files or just loose notes in an attractive seagrass file box with a hinged lid. This is perfect for the casual or home office.
How many mornings have you spent digging through the pile of sweaters on the floor of your closet to find the pair of boots you put there the previous week? How many evenings have you pressed your hand through wedged-in clothing looking for the special dress you need for your date, listening to the clock tick away the minutes? There are so many times when you need to get ready for an event or simply for work in a hurry but your cluttered closet slows you down. Organizing your closet is really fairly simple and keeping it organized will decrease the amount of time you need to spend getting ready for anything.
The first thing you should do is remove any clothing that you don’t need to wear this season. So if it’s spring or summer, pack away all your sweaters and bulky garments. If it’s fall or winter, pack away all your warm weather clothing. You can do so easily with a Space Saving Vacuum Bag Set. These airtight, clear bags are waterproof and will protect your clothing from insects, mildew, moisture and mold. And because you can vacuum air out of the bag, you’ll triple your storage space. That’s because removing the air allows each garment to compress. You’ll be able to tuck your filled Space Saving Vacuum Bag under the bed or on a shelf, getting non-seasonal items out of your way until the weather changes.
If you prefer to compact your garments out of sight, the 60 Inch White Storage Closet is for you. You’ll recover about 75% of previously used space inside your closet using this double storage closet to store clothes that are currently out of season.
Now that you’ve cleared some space, it will be easier to see the clothes that you have in the closet. You won’t have to wedge your way into all your hanging garments or dig through lopsided piles on shelves. That simple change will instantly make it easier for you to find the perfect dress for your date or that blazer you need for the day’s job interview.
Of course, even during cool seasons of the year, you want to store your sweaters to keep them free from dust and moisture. So get a Set of 2 Sweater Storage Bags. These handy clear vinyl organizers are generously sized to hold your bulkiest sweaters, but then you can slide them under the bed or onto a shelf inside the closet. Wherever you store it, the quick zipper allows you to access your favorite sweater quickly each day, then get dressed and out the door.
Keep your shoes organized and free of dust at the same time by storing each pair in one of the Clear Shoe Boot Boxes. These clear boxes allows you to easily see all of your shoes and boots, making it faster for you to get your hands on the pair you need each time you’re ready to get dressed. This system is much better than having to open and close all those cardboard boxes or dig through the clutter of shoes that often extends into the farthest back corners of the closet. You can use these boxes to store other items, too, such as your collection of belts or purses.
Get your socks and stockings organized, too, by placing them inside the Hanging Mesh Sock Keeper. It hangs from any closet rod, and the mesh sides allow you to see all of your socks at a quick glance. That way you can choose the color or style you want quickly then reach through one of the three easy-access openings. Up to twenty pairs of socks will fit easily inside this convenient organizer, freeing up drawer space for other items or allowing you to get rid of that old basket where you used to store your socks.
Once you get your closet organized, you’ll be thrilled at the amount of time you’ll save getting ready for anything.